13th Film and Discussion
Alpha Lambda Delta celebrates Black History Month. Featuring the showing of Ava DuVernay's documentary "13th" followed by a discussion on what it means to be "Black" in America.
Location: Grace Jacobs Building, Room 120
About the Film:
The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity.
With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis.
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